Elite is coming back.

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Nostalgia!' started by m0j0, Jan 4, 2013.

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    Pity we have to wait another year yet for this though :)
     
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    I like to eat cake

    Yes, how many times have games tried to be like elite and have failed badly.

    A simple concept yet they still failed.

    The closest I came to the experience was darkstar one, yes I have seen all the other wannabes and I shudder when I think of them.

    I hope it is not like tron 2 vs 1 as tron 2 was an abomination to the genre, shame,shame,shame.
     
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    Oh man, this remake looks sweet.

    I know it's made by the original developer, but even still... with so many remakes having crushed my soul because they've sucked so bad, can we really trust this will be actually be good?
     
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    Looking very much forward to this.
    Though, how many times have you been disappointed at a remake?
     
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    watch all thew dev vids on the kickstarter. The very fact they're using procedural generation is huge! I love the way the old games felt due to that technique.
     
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    That is great news I loved it on com64 but was devastated by windows 95 version ( elite3) it would be great to think you could even customise the look of the ship too
     
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    As in Frontier:First Encounters? I actually loved that game.
     
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    Elite came back years ago in a cloned shareware format called Oolite: Oolite

    You can also modify oolite to your hearts content and there are hundreds of expansion packs already available that add more in game content above and beyond the original Elite gameplay.

    Flight manual: Oolite Keyboard Controls - Elite Wiki

    I would say drop by the oolite forums but they will all be busy playing ED beta which I plan to join once it comes out as a final release as I played the original Elite to death and then some but never like the hands off dogfights of later versions unfortunately.
     

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